[Solved] Lenovo V570 BIOS Recovery Help Please

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Ya5h Kh4n, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. Ya5h Kh4n

    Ya5h Kh4n MDL Member

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    Hey Guys,

    When I press the power button on my Lenovo V570 it gets hung up on the initial page that says Lenovo in large white letters in the middle of the screen. In the lower left corner it says "Press F2 for enter setup, F12 for enter MultiBoot Menu". In the lower right corner there is a bar that gets hung up immediately at about the half way point.

    Pressing F2, F12 too the progressing bar stucks half way.

    I can't start the computer in SAFE mode with f8.

    This is my cousin laptop. He is novice. He said something updated & asked for restart & after restart the hang prob appeared. I suspect BIOS update. And I think it messed BIOS.

    The laptop hangs at Lenovo screen & on the right side bottom "Phoenix" with semi red circle is there... does this means the laptop has Phoneix BIOS?

    One of my friends & me tried few things like remove battery/AC adapter & press power button, remove HDD/RAM & etc... steps found through Google & none worked.

    I suspect BIOS update messed BIOS so want to try BIOS recovery.

    Please help me on this & guide me to do this (I am kind of medium level user on these kind of stuffs).

    Regards
    Yash
     
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  3. Ya5h Kh4n

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    #3 Ya5h Kh4n, Oct 16, 2015
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    Just now I downloaded BIOS from Lenovo for my laptop.
    BIOS file looked like zip file but properties showed exe.
    Extracted BIOS file, extraction gave zip file, extracted again & got a folder with bunch of files. There was a folder named "Crisis". Inside it was BIOS file in .cap format & Readme file. Readme file mentioned create bootable USB, rename BIOS file to BIOS.cap & copy to USB. Attach USB, press & hold fn + R & press power, keep holding fn + R for few secs & leave. You will see BIOS flashing screen.
    I did the above & BIOS flashed successfully.

    Now the progress bar on Lenovo screen stucks at the end i.e loads fully & then stucks (previously it stucked at halfway)
    Now F2 takes me to BIOS setup (previously progress bar stucked at halfway for F2 too)

    BIOS setup - Security - showed "No HDD detected".
    I corrected time/date on BIOS, saved & exited but still BIOS - Security - mentioned "No HDD detected".
    I changed SATA Controller in BIOS from AHCI - IDE, saved & exited & now BIOS - Security - HDD detected.
    But still on Lenovo screen progress bar loads fully & stucks.
    I tried F8 & on Lenovo screen progress bar fully loads & proceeds but blank screen & nothing after that.

    What should I do now?

    Lenovo V570
    Win 7 64 Home


     
  4. Ya5h Kh4n

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    Have I flashed BIOS correctly?
    Coz in other threads I read .bin, .rom, etc... files for BIOS. And I flashed BIOS with BIOS file only that was in .cap format.
     
  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    reset defaults in bios .. then remove battery and power hold power button 30 secs.
     
  6. Ya5h Kh4n

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    #6 Ya5h Kh4n, Oct 19, 2015
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    I did that & no success.

    And reset BIOS set Controller to AHCI & HDD is then not detected. HDD is detected only on Controller set to IDE.

    I have never used Hirens Boot CD. I prepared Hirens Bootable USB. I entered MiniXP. And under MiniXP...DiskManagement shows partitions healthy but the space shown is same i.e 190Gb & free space 190GB too & the same for other partitions too.

    I have a bootable Win 10 USB. I tried to install Win 10 & the first screen appeared i.e Windows logo with little spinning circle below the logo...the screen was there little longer than usual & then proceeded but black screen & nothing after that.

    I tried chkdsk under MiniXP & get file fragments unreadable.

    I am trying to remove harddisk & reseat again. I have removed the screw but cant figure out to remove harddisk. Will watch some videos on this & try.
     
  7. LatinMcG

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    open lcd lid to let hdd slide out. at least thats how it is in my T410
     
  8. Ya5h Kh4n

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    I removed HDD & started the system & it went past Lenovo screen & mention PXE - E61 Media Test Failure Check cables connection.
     
  9. LatinMcG

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    so likely hdd is bad or needs it set to EFI boot if win8 original os of it.

    see if it boots with a live linux usb.
     
  10. Ya5h Kh4n

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    #10 Ya5h Kh4n, Oct 19, 2015
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    System is Win 7 64.

    I tried Hirens Boot USB Bootable & tried to run HDD Test Tools but it mention some files not available or something.

    I have prepared Ultimate Boot USB Bootable & will try later.

    Currently prepared Lenovo Bootable Diagnostics. It has quite a few features Memory, PCI, Storage, Fan, etc... Tested everything & were fine except Fan & HDD. It mentioned Fan not available but it seems Fan is there & running as I can feel the air from the side & laptop is also not heating. HDD passed SMART test but other read & some funnel test bad sectors were found. So currently "scan & repair bad sectors" scan going on.
     
  11. LatinMcG

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    memory or hdd bad then.
    wasting your time scan repair dream.. hdd has physical issues.
     
  12. Ya5h Kh4n

    Ya5h Kh4n MDL Member

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    Hey,

    HDD is full of bad sectors. I have decided to get new HDD.
    Thanxx for the support & time.

    Hav Fun
    Yash